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Island Bel Canto Singers presents A Merry Little Christmas at 7:30 p.m. at Nanaimo Ecumenical Center, 6234 Spartan Rd.


Hub City Stamp Club hosts its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd. Christmas party and auction. All collectors welcome. 250-245-8186 for details.


Community Carol Festival catches the Christmas spirit as eight of Nanaimo’s finest community choirs entertain with festive carols. 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 311 Fitzwilliam St. Admission by donation.

Mid Island Advanced Toastmasters invites past and present toastmasters to develop their public speaking skills at 7 p.m. at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. Call 250 619-1405 for more information.


BC HRMA Vancouver Island hosts its Ho Ho Holiday social from 5-7 p.m. at Acme Food Co. Purchase tickets and register before Dec. 4 at 1-866-883-4762 or e-mail

Nanaimo Rhododendron Society hosts its Christmas auction and party at 6:30 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Free admission. Visit

Free photos with Santa at Santa’s workshop at the Nanaimo Museum from 3 p.m. to close.

Lantzville Heritage Church, 7224 Lantzville Rd., hosts a family Christmas concert and sing-a-long at 7 p.m. Admittance is a non-perishable item for the food bank.


Unity Spiritual Education Centre hosts a movie presentation of Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take? at 7 p.m., 2325 East Wellington Rd. Discussion to follow. Admission $10.

Free photos with Santa at Santa’s workshop at the Nanaimo Museum from 3 p.m. to close.


ASTRONOMY SOCIETY meets fourth Thursday monthly at 7 p.m. at Beban Park Social Centre. Public welcome. Visit Educational services available for schools and businesses.

Heart of the Island Chorus meets Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Lantzville Legion. 250-758-5496.

Texas Hold’em Poker River Riders host ongoing games Sunday through Thursday at the Wellington Pub. Visit or call 250-616-7593 for details. Participants are encouraged to bring a donation for the food bank.

Nanaimo Elks No. 26 meets third Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, 129 Harewood Rd. 250-741-8308 for details.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver’s support group meets the second Thursday and third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Alzheimer Resource Centre, 200-1585 Bowen Rd. For information contact 250-734-4170.

Mid Island Metis Nation monthly meeting is held the last Thursday of every month at the Harewood Activity Centre at Fourth and Bruce. 250-740-0223 for details.

Camerata Singers welcome new members who have ability to read music and some singing experience. 250-758-0263.

SENIOR PEER counselling recruiting volunteers 60-plus years of age. Training begins Sept. 15 at Nanaimo Family Life Association. Details at 250-754-3331.

Nanaimo Lions Club meets first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Village at 1233 Kiwanis Cres.  Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting for a meal and an evening of fellowship. Call 250-390-0730.


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